• David Burgess Foundation Awards

    The David Burgess Foundation was established in 1991 in memory of the late David Burgess MBE, a larger than life character and immensely proud Australian who was a significant contributor to youth, education and the Australian community in general.

    The Foundation assists young people from Victorian State Secondary Colleges who have had to struggle to overcome adversity, who have shown commitment to their goals and those of the community, and who with some help will achieve those goals. To this end the Foundation will make annual awards to Year 12 students who gain entry to tertiary courses at Victorian Universities and/or TAFE Institutes. The Foundation is precluded from funding courses outside Victoria.

    Under this scheme each award-winner may be eligible to receive approximately $5,000 each year towards the cost of his/her course, as well as support and guidance from mentors. The Foundation aims to help financially disadvantaged students with little or no support system of their own to make the transition from a supportive school environment to a tertiary educational setting. The mentor system is a non-professional service which provides friendly, concerned help to award winners throughout their tertiary studies.

    This is a comprehensive package of services for deserving students in our State Education System and is a fitting tribute to David Burgess, who was a strong advocate of State Schools. Over 58 scholarships have been awarded so far, and those students who have completed their tertiary studies have found employment in Australia and overseas. 

    Applications open 6 August and close 31 October.

    Apply Now.

  • Frederick Richard O'Connell Charitable Trust

    Applications are open to candidates who have enrolled or who have already commenced a degree, certificate or diploma course conducted by a Victorian university. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of good character, personality and academic achievement. Preference is given to candidates who are children of either employees or directors/proprietors of companies that are members of the Timber Merchants Association (Victoria).

    Value: Up to $5,000 per student.

    2018 round now closed

  • Dafydd Lewis Scholarships

    The Dafydd Lewis Scholarship is an equity and merit-based scholarship available to young men who might not have otherwise received a university education due to the limited financial resources of their parents. Multiple scholarships are awarded every year for full-time degrees in most courses at any university in Victoria. 

    Value: $10,000 per student for 3 years

    Applications open 16 October and close at noon on 21 December

    Apply now

    For more information and guidelines, contact the Dafydd Lewis Trust.

    Download the Parents Statutory Declaration form to be completed and uploaded in conjunction with the Scholarship Application.


  • Mary Jane Lewis Foundation Scholarships

    Equity and merit-based scholarships are available for young women to undertake an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. All applicants are subject to a personal and parental income test. Successful applicants are awarded a scholarship on the basis of academic achievements as well as financial need.

    Value: $10,000 per student for 3 years.

    Applications open 16 October and close at noon on 21 December 2018.

    Apply now

    For more information and guidelines, contact the Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation.

    Download the Parents Statutory Declaration form to be completed and uploaded in conjunction with the Scholarship Application.

  • Felice Rosemary Lloyd Scholarship

    The Felice Rosemary Lloyd Trust provides scholarships to physiotherapy students who wish to travel overseas for post-graduate study or to gain professional experience.

    Students need to apply through an organisation with a Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGR) with which they are associated, e.g. an employer such as a hospital, or a university where they are studying.

    Value: Up to $10,000 per student.

    For more information please read the guidelines.

    2018 round opens 6 October and closes 12 November

    Apply Now

  • Sir Reginald Ansett Aviation Scholarship - R.M. Ansett Trust

    Scholarships are available to students studying for a Bachelor degree of Aviation at Swinburne University of Technology. 

    Value: $10,000 per student per annum for three years.

    For more information, contact Swinburne University.

  • Phillip Brucker Charitable Trust

    Scholarships are available to graduates of Melba College in their first, second and third year of tertiary study in medicine, science or allied health. 

    Value: $6,000 per student for three years.


    For more information, contact Melba College


  • Leslie Eric Paddle Scholarship for Neurology

    The Leslie Eric Paddle Trust Fund provides two medical research scholarships per year to the University of Melbourne.

    Value: Approximately $21,000 which may be shared among multiple applicants.

    For more information, contact the University of Melbourne


  • Mabel Kent Scholarship Trust

    Scholarships are available to theology students at Presbyterian Theological College, medicine students at Monash University and medicine or music students at the University of Melbourne. Scholarships amounts may be shared between multiple applicants.

    Find out more about applying to the Presbyterian Theological College.

    Value: Approximately $13,000.


    Find out more about applying to Monash University.

    Value: Approximately $13,000.


    Find out more about applying to the University of Melbourne.

    Value: Approximately $26,000.


  • Walter and Muriel McConnan Memorial Trust

    Scholarships are available to students at the Faculty of Music and Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) at the University of Melbourne.

    Value: Approximately $7,000 which may be shared among multiple applicants.

    For more information, contact the University of Melbourne.

  • Elizabeth and Vernon Puzey Foundation

    Scholarships are available every second year to students of medicine, science and engineering at the University of Melbourne. 

    Value: Approximately $35,000 per student for the duration of their undergraduate degree.

    For more information, contact the University of Melbourne.


  • Ada Caroline Grant Scholarship Fund

    (Charles Henry Grant Charitable Trust)

    Scholarships are available to students of Melbourne High School who have just completed Year 12 and are in their first year of tertiary study at a Victorian university.

    Value: Approximately $3,000 per student for one year.

    For more information, contact Melbourne High School